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Kyushu Travel Guide

Mojiko Retro

 

The exotic district of Mojiko-Retro

 

Moji-ko Port flourished following its 1889 designation as a Special National Port for 
exporting coal and other products. Close to China, it served as a trading port making an
important contribution to modernization of Japan.
 
Time have changed but architectural remainder like the former Moji Customs

Building from 1912, the wooden Mojiko Station Building from 1914, and the former Osaka Mitshi

O.S.L Line building from 1917 in Moji-ko Port Retro area remain as symbols and attractions.

 


 

Where to explore

 

Kanmonkyo bridge 

The suspended bridge crossing the Kanmon Straits, a stretch of water separating two of Japan’s

four main islands.  On the Honshu Island side of the bridge is Shimonoseki and on the Kyushu Island

side is Kutakyushu

 View from Mekari Observatory

Kitakyushu, Kyushu Island 

 Semonoseki, Honshu Island


 

Konamon Pedstrian tunnel

Only the place in the world !   You can cross the strait on foot.
The Kanmon Strait, separating Honshu and Kyushu, is a very beautiful and busy waterway

with as many as 700 small and large ships a day passing through it. 

From Moji to Shimonoseki,

780 metre length tunnel

The border of Kyushu and

Honshu Islands

To Shimonoseki, Honshu

Island


 

Mitsui Club

It was built by the Mitsui Co., Ltd in 1921 as a reception centre and to provide accommodation

for VIP’s.   Albert Einstein (1879-1955), one of the world’s most famous theoretical physicists,

stayed here during his visit to Japan with his wife in 1922.


 

Blue Wing Moji

This bridge, made in 2003, is the only pedestrian draw bridge in Japan, and is one the

most popular photo spot in Mojiko Retro. The length of the bridge is 108 meters and 

it is opened 6 times a day at 10h, 11h, 13h, 14h, 15h and 16h.​


 

Kyushu Railway Museum

It is a railway theme park organized by JR Kyushu, showing the history of Kyushu Railways.

The display of steam locomotives and old trains used by Kyushu Railway is fascinating and 

always evokes feelings of nostalgia among visitors.


 

Kaikyo Plaza

The shopping area in the Mojiko Retro district located by the sea. “Full of a romance market

which stir up forgetting contentment” is the direct translation of the concept Kaikyo Plaza is

based on. The area has a very romantic ambience and evokes feeling of nostalgia and

contentment that will never be forgotten. 


 

Mojiko Station

JR Kyushu started here, Japan’s important cultural property

Mitsui O.S.K Line Building

Octagonal observatory and

vivid orange-colored walls

Mojiko Retro Observatory 

103 metre-high observatory.

magnificent views of the Mojiko

Dalian friendship Memorial

Kitakyushu Commemorative

Library of International friendship

Kaikyo Dramaship 

A dramatic introduction to the

history of the straits

Idemitsu Museum

The Art Museum exhibits the

Idemitsu collection

 


 

 General information
Address Minato-machi, Moji-ku, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture
Access

A short walk from JR Mojiko Station

25 minutes by a vehicle from JR Kokura Station

70 minutes by a vehicle from JR Fukuoka-city

80 minutes by a vehicle from JR Usa

100 minutes by a vehicle from JR Beppu

110 minutes by a vehicle from JR Yufuin


 

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